Wednesday, November 8, 2017

~Sheika Moments

Well I haven't put any of my videos of Sheika on here for a while so I thought I would. She is doing great! I know, I always say that...but its true. No she's not perfect, or finished but she tries and she keeps improving. So, she's doing great! Check out my you tube channel to see more of my horsie movies!

~We must

You know... sometimes I don't want to. I don't want to get up, I don't want to help, I don't want to be willing. But, that doesn't really matter.

Why am I here? Why is anyone here? Well let me tell you. The answer is throughout the Bible but I'm going to point out the verse in Revelation 4, where the 24 elders fell down before God, throwing their crowns at His feet. In verse 11 they said
"Thou art worthy, O Lord to receive glory and honor and power; for thou hast created all things and FOR THY PLEASURE they are and were created."

There we go. For His pleasure. So is this life about us? No. Is our pleasure and glory what is important? No. Only His pleasure and His glory.

Sometimes (well a lot of times for me) we get caught up in ourselves. What we want or don't want shouldn't be our priority. And really denying ourselves is what is required to be a follower of Jesus. He gave up everything for us to see and know the Father.

Something to think about: 
Can't and won't shouldn't even be in our spiritual vocabulary. God gives us the grace to do what we need to. The strength to accomplish. The power to overcome. When we say we can't we are questioning and limiting God's abilities to work on our behalf. When we say we won't we are just saying our will is superior to others' or God's.
Sometimes we need to stop and get a hold of ourselves. Who is running us? Actually that is a good question. We have to face it. You may have given your life to God but there is still a force out there working in opposition to Him and His will. That force is Satan. He tries to control our lives with these 3 things:

1. Worldly desires
2. Fleshly desires
3. Lies of Satan

And most times, one of theses will have more hold than the others. You need to identify it and remove its hold from your life so that God can have full control. Lets call sin, SIN!
I'm really tired of hearing people say "That is just the way I am." or "I can't help it."
Who do you serve?
Is your God so small that He has no power to help you overcome and be victorious?

The God of the Bible says
"Be of good cheer I have overcome the world, I will never leave you nor forsake you, I will make you MORE than conquerors, I will give you victory through Jesus, I will sanctify, justify, cleanse, forgive, heal, and protect. And oh yeah, when I am for you, who or what can be against you?!"   

The choice always falls back to us though. Will we accept all His promises and run with them or continue to live as we have in the fear, insecurities, guilt, selfishness, lust, and unbelief. (to name a few)
You choose. I choose. We must make a choice.
The fence is not an option. There is no middle ground.

Sunday, October 8, 2017

~Prayer for an obedient heart

God give me the heart of obedience. One that says "Not my will, but thine be done!" and then lives it out. Help me to truely desire to do Your will, not simply out of compliance but from sincere submission. Take away any spirit of fear or inadiquicy and replace it with an immense confidence in You. Let me not shrink back at the uncomfortable tasks or the awkward assignments but let my answer and attitude be "anything for You, Lord!"
Father forgive me for the times I haven't been obedient. For the times it felt too awkward to speak the truth. Or the times I was embarresed to step forward and help.
Show me how to delight in Your service. To serve with joy and humility as only a true daughter of the King of Kings would.
The servant is not greater than her Lord. Your Son obediently gave everything, right down to His very life. Lord let me follow in His footsteps. Let me follow in obedience.

Monday, October 2, 2017

~Prayer for a patient heart

God give me the heart of patience. Help me to willingly wait on your time. Let my heart be content with your will and not be looking ahead for seemingly grander things. Show me what to do while I'm waiting so that this time is not wasted. Help me not to gaze around and compare myself to others but be satisfied knowing I am where You want me to be. 
O God forgive me for the times I jump ahead without Your consent. Forgive me for the times I have been discontent with my place in life. 

Give me a zeal for being right here, right now, even when I can't see the value in it.

God help me to bloom, 
no THRIVE here 
(as insignificant as it may sometimes seem)
 right where I'm planted!

Monday, September 25, 2017

~Prayer for a warrior's heart

God give me the heart of a warrior. Give me the courage to stand faithful and steadfast against the enemy's advances. Let my heart not quaver at the sight of battle but forever look to my Captain. 
Teach me to fight. But only in Your name and for Your glory. Stop me from engaging in useless battles. Direct me in when to fight and when to walk away. Show me the battles that aren't for me, so that I am not hindering my comrades. Give me eyes to see the wounded and dying all around me. Let me not overlook them. But God give me a burning hatred for the Enemy and all his ways. Give me zeal for overthrowing his kingdom and setting those he holds captive free! 
Remind me constantly where my strength comes from and how often I need to seek more. 
Forgive me for the times that I desert in fear. Show me how to rise from the ashes and once again wield your sword!

For in Your name


Wednesday, September 13, 2017

~Left behind, or not?

Well some of you may know this, some may not. My sister is getting married soon. My younger sister. You know, I'm really happy for them. I'm excited to get another brother. And they'll be living only 10 minutes away.

But what about me? An older sister watching her younger sister get married before her. Is it hard? Awkward?

Honestly, no, not really. At least, not now. Yeah I had to work through some things. But I want to be content with God's will and His best. He knows best. 

There are times when I think "But God will it ever be my turn? Is there a guy out there for me?" and He always says the same things.
"Maybe, but are you satisfied with me? Is your heart content with me? Do you long to have an intimate relationship with me like you desire with a husband? Am I enough?"

Seriously, that is what always comes back. I know if my heart is wandering and discontent right now there is no way I'm going to be happy and content with a man by my side.

So am I content right now?


 I am very much at peace and I'm loving where God has me.
Some days can feel trivial and more meaningless than others but that is only because I have lost my focus. When my attention is on God and what He is doing in my life, where He's taking me and relationships He adds for my growth...those days are satisfying, wonderful and so fulfilling!

Lets not lose focus.

Things don't fulfill. God does.

Relationships don't satisfy. God does.

God is still the answer.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

~Isaiah 43:1-3

Whenever I feel Satan get after me and tell me that I'm not really that important or special or just maybe why would God want you? I get really inspired by Isaiah 43:1-3
(I put it in my own words so it applies to me)

"Fear not Heather for I have redeemed you, I have called you by name; you are mine.
When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow you, when you walk through the fire, you shall not be burnt; neither will the flame kindle on you. For I am the Lord you God, the Holy One of Israel, and your Saviour."

Hopefully you can be inspired by this too!